December 8, 1976


Release # 76-084

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 8) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Consumer Products Industries, Inc., today announced the recall of potentially hazardous decorative night lights.

The Commission recently undertook an investigation of certain decorative night lights which contain a defect that could create a substantial product hazard. The lights under investigation were shipped under the labels "CalComp Consumer Products Industries," "Cal Camp," and "CPI." The lights bear the Company's name on the back near the plug and have molded plastic faces taking various forms, such as cartoon characters, flowers, trees, animals, etc. They can be identified further by the defect, which is the lack of a rolled edge or proper heat seal around the back edge of the light, which makes it possible to separate the plug portion from the decorative face. If the night light did come apart, the consumer would be exposed to live electrical conductors which could lead to a severe shock.

Consumers should be warned not to use lights with these characteristics. Any defective night light will be replaced with a new product at no cost to the consumer. All returned products should be sent C.O.D. to Consumer Products Industries at 2020 East Orangethorpe, Anaheim, California 92806.